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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Friday, January 30, 2015

Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

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Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

Friday, January 30, 2015

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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The Takeaway

As Ebola Case Drop, American Doctor Speaks Out

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.

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Morning Edition

Study Sheds Light On Benefits Of Multivitamins

Friday, January 30, 2015

Research suggests that, at least for women, taking a multivitamin can help prevent death from cardiovascular disease. They may also be a good for people who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables.

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Morning Edition

Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Code-Switching, Jails and The Super Bowl

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Takeaway talks to a black reporter about the perceived "whiteness" of public radio, we look at efforts to reform American prisons, and an unlikely viewing spot for the Super Bowl.

Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.

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Ebola Cases Plummet In West Africa, As Endgame Begins

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.

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WNYC News

City Hospitals Privatization Efforts Rebuffed

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The city's Health and Hospitals Corporation wants to save money by privatizing many services. But unions and their allies say dialysis is a red line HHC shouldn't cross.

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WNYC News

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

Thursday, January 29, 2015

His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

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PRI's The World

What Sweden can teach America about measles vaccinations

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Maybe Americans should take a cue from the Swedes, who sign up in droves for all sorts of optional vaccines, including measles immunizations. How did that happen? It was no accident.

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Science Friday

Robot Rules, Future of Money, Athlete Body Clock, Video Pick

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Making laws for drones and robots, a look at next-gen payment systems, how circadian rhythms affect sports perfomance, and a video about face judgements.

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Science Friday

Scientific Beliefs, Spare Parts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A look at how scientists and the public disagree on key issues, and the true story behind the movie Spare Parts.

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Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Cleveland Clinic has seen its Medicare penalties go down, while those paid by hospitals that serve many of Cleveland's poorer residents have gone up.

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Morning Edition

Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

Thursday, January 29, 2015

When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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All Things Considered

Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.

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WNYC News

NYC's First Lady Announces a New Approach to Mental Health

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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The first step is to diagnose the problem, says First Lady Chirlane McCray.

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PRI's The World

Ebola is creating a new epidemic of untreated illness and injury

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is slowing in some areas, but the crisis is far from over. And the virus' grip on the medical system in countries like Liberia means that people with other diseases or injuries often go without medical help.

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WNYC News

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of Our Living Cancer Series

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Beginning Feb. 9, WNYC will be telling the stories of those living with cancer, in association with the Barak Goodman documentary Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies, presented by Ken Burns.

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